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Challenge incorporating exam skills

As challenge is our focus within our collaboration groups this term, I felt it would be helpful to focus on challenge as a Top Tip. Challenge can be used to focus students in gaining a clear understanding on how to answer questions effectively. I thought it would be helpful to join challenge and exam skills together as our year 10’s and 11’s have recently sat their mocks.

Ask students to produce an exam question for the topic they are studying. These could be scaffolded by the criteria. You could extend your students by asking them to create a model answer to the questions they have set. The teacher could redistribute these questions at random. After writing their answers to the distributed questions they can use the student’s model answer and mark their work. Students meet with the question master to peer mark their answer and marking.

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